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Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:30pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse

Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the Extreme Present

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’

Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021

The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.

Call for book reviewers

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 5:23pm
Religion and the Arts, Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed journal edited at Boston College and published by Brill of the Netherlands, is looking for writers with professional experience and an advanced degree to write individual book reviews and combined review-essays in the fields of religion and literature, poetry, music, dance, architecture, film, and art history. Our reviewers are academics, independent scholars, writers, poets, artists, teachers, and clergy. 

 

Please send a short bio and vita to relarts@bc.edu describing your education, publications, and current interests: as well as any recent books (2019 forward) you might like to review. 

2021 Conference CFP

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
American Theatre in Higher Education Religion and Theatre Focus Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Religion and Theatre Focus Group Call for Papers

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

Austin, TX

August 5-8, 2021

 

RE: ATHE

 

Religions' Special Issue on the Contributions and Challenges of Latinx Global Pentecostalism

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:36pm
Religions
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

From early in its inception, the Pentecostal religious movement has been an integral part of Latinx spirituality. In the Latin American/Caribbean experience, religion has played a vital role, beginning with its indigenous roots, the Spanish colonial legacy, African-based religions brought to the New World, the introduction of U.S. Protestantism in the nineteenth century, and the arrival of Pentecostalism. Historically, Latinx Pentecostalism developed as a global phenomenon. Despite its wide and enduring impact on religious life in the Americas and beyond, the literature on Pentecostalism still has significant research gaps especially in the following areas: ethnographic studies, comparative approaches, and methodological considerations.

Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:05pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse

Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels

Jewish Engagements in a Time of Crisis: From Archaeological, Biblical, Comic Books and Graphic Novels

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:31am
American Academy of Religion-- Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the AAR-WR has asked us to examine the timely question: How can religious groups, and Religious Studies, be a potent contributor to the public good amidst our current medical, social, economic, ecological, and political crises? We in Jewish Studies know that the storehouses of Jewish tradition, the methodological approaches of our sub-field, and the experiences of Jews throughout history offer a great deal of wisdom on these topics.

Rabindranath Tagore and his Creative Genius (ACLA 2021, virtual conference)

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:43am
Medha Bhattacharyya, PhD, Bengal Institute of Technology, India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference 8-11 April 2021

 

Rabindranath Tagore was the first Nobel Laureate of Asia. He was a multi-talented genius. He experimented in several fields of creativity namely, song, dance, poetry, dramas, short stories, novels, novellas, essays, education, painting and social reformation to name a few. Even after 150 years of his birth, how or why does humankind across the globe still find Tagore universally relevant? This panel aims to explore these diverse facets of Rabindranath Tagore as perceived from a contemporary perspective. The panel welcomes papers which examines Tagore’s works in comparison to other practitioners, either his contemporaries or in contemporary society.

Extended Deadline - Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media - Religion, Mobilities and Belonging in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:44am
Efthymia Lydia Roupakia/ Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

SPECIAL ISSUE - CALL FOR PAPERS

Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media 

(Special Issue 5, Dec. 2021)

 

SPECIAL THEME:

Religion, Mobilities and Belonging

in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production

 

SPECIAL ISSUE GUEST EDITORS:

11th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Daniel Beers / James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies program at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held virtually as a webinar series from Wednesday, February 17, to Saturday, February 20, 2021. This year's theme is “Movement(s), Collectives, and Collectivity.” Ranging across topics from archival practices to Black Lives Matter, the conference will bring together a group of scholars and archivists from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields.

Reintroducing Feminist Intellectual Traditions

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:46pm
Ca’ Foscari University Venice, Italy; Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020

This volume intends to offer a systematic re-introduction to feminism’s intellectual legacy.
We encourage an ampler view of feminist theory which extends beyond its production in
the global North and beyond the problematics of location, with the North/South dichotomy
often resulting not only in oppositional notions of agency (active agents vs silent victims)
but also in competing for cultural interests (civil rights and queer theory vs decolonization,
economic justice, and disarmament). One of the aims in reintroducing feminist intellectual
traditions from the perspective of their multiple strands across the globe is to reflect, in as

Proposed MLA 2021 Just-In-Time Roundtable Session: The Limits of Academic Freedom at Religious Colleges and Universities

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:38pm
Jack Dudley and Dave Wehner, Mount St. Mary's University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

This roundtable invites short reflections on the tensions and limits of teaching and studying literature at religious colleges and universities. Do institutional commitments, positions, and documents (conduct oaths, pledges, church constitutions, and doctrinal statements) as well as campus cultures, constituencies, and attitudes implicitly and explicitly limit what can be taught and published? How have you navigated, resisted, and/or adapted to these limits?

Per Just-In-Time Session guidelines, accepted panelists must be MLA members by Sept. 22.

Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:01pm
NEW LITERARIA JOURNAL IN COLLABORATION WITH ASSAM UNIVERSITY(A CENTRAL UNIVERSITY), INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

New Literaria Journal, in collaboration with the Department of English, Assam University(A Central University), India invites papers for its International e-Conference on ‘Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts’ to be held on 25th, 26th and 27th September, 2020.

 

CONCEPT NOTE

"For the ankres was expert in swech thyngys": Enclosure in Medieval Literature (1)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:07pm
Stacie Vos, UC San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The 2020 pandemic has required everyone to think about the boundaries of self and body in new ways, but these questions were already at the center of medieval devotional texts from the Ancrene Wisse to the Shewings of Julian of Norwich, and even The Book of Margery Kempe, in which Margery seeks harbor wherever she goes. 

 

This session asks for presentations related to enclosure and isolation in medieval art, history and literature, especially works that influence prose writings in the vernacular. 

 

What did cloistered living offer to nuns and anchoresses, and what did the cloister offer to the outside world?

 

Thomas Merton and "Justice" (CEA 4/821-4/10/21)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

International Thomas Merton Society

at the

College English Association

52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

                                                                                      Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham, AL

Esotericism, Magic, and Occultism : Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic invites proposals relating to magical worldviews, practices, and representations, as well as consciousness transformation, hidden meanings, the power of transmutation, and related phenomena. Characteristic beliefs and practices include: arcane symbolism, imagery, and aesthetics; unseen forces and spiritual intermediaries; synchronous patterns, non-ordinary causation, and anomalous processes.

Jewish Engagements in a Time of Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
American Academy of Religion-Western Region, Jewish Studies Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the AAR-WR has asked us to examine the timely question: How can religious groups, and Religious Studies, be a potent contributor to the public good amidst our current medical, social, economic, ecological, and political crises? We in Jewish Studies know that the storehouses of Jewish tradition, the methodological approaches of our sub-field, and the experiences of Jews throughout history offer a great deal of wisdom on these topics. How can we, as Jewish Studies scholars, bring our unique perspectives to bear on the Covid-19 pandemic and systemic problems illuminated in its wake?

 

We believe the following three areas to be especially salient:

 

Masculinities, Sexualities and Esotericism Special issue in Correspondences

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
Correspondences: Journal for the Study of Esotericism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Call for Proposals

Masculinities, Sexualities and Esotericism

Special issue in Correspondences

 Guest editors: Tanya Cheadle (University of Glasgow) and Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling)

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVI, No. 1-2 /2020

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Science, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVI, No. 1-2 /2020 invites professors, researchers and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 November 2020.

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2018: 87.22)

Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:57pm
Prof. Ranu Uniyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

              Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches 

                       Department of English and Modern European Languages
                                            University of Lucknow
                                                 Call for Papers

Heaven and Nature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:03am
Christian Literary Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Virtual conference on Saturday 7 November, 2020
at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with Zoom.

Humankind has ever been impressed by, and formed by, the natural world. The world’s beginning and end are a subject in numerous narratives. Ecocriticism addresses large scale concerns about anthropocene changes. In literary tradition there is a multiplicity of understandings, while Biblical religion has stated that God made both heaven and earth. 

Six papers contributed by scholars from the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Poland and Australia will be distributed and then discussed in the video conference on 7 November 2020.  The CLSG interest is in exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.

Mythological Literature in India

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Dr. Neena Gupta Vij / Central University of Jammu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers

An Edited Book (ISBN)

                                                                             Mythological Literature in India

 

 

We are pleased to inform you that we are going to publish an edited volume with the proposed title “Revisiting Mythological Literature in India: Origin and Development.”  

 

Concept Note

House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:58am
James Pate, Brian Santana / Shepherd University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Chapters:  House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today (Proposals due October 15, 2020)

 

            From the Satanic and occult counter-cultures of the late 60s, as seen in the films of Kenneth Anger, to the Satanic Panic of the 80s, to the progressive-style Satanism of music groups like Twin Temple and organizations like The Satanic Temple, Satanism in the U.S. (both real and imagined) has long reflected the anxieties, hopes, and concerns of the culture at large.

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